Mogoeng wants courts to use technology

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng

JOHANNESBURG - Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng on Monday said a judicial retreat by leaders of all parts of the judiciary decided courts must start using technology more effectively to stop court delays. 

Officials want to ensure electronic dockets replace paper ones which get lost.

Judges also want to examine whether witnesses who live far away from courts can testify via video link. 

“Electronic filing and record keeping, the use of video conferencing and satellite communication for far areas are some of the things we are looking into,” Mogoeng's spokesperson Lulama Luti said. 

Mogoeng and other judges spent the weekend at a judicial retreat, with judges from other countries to facilitate discussions. 

Luti said they want judges to intervene to speed up the wheels of justice. 

(Edited by Zethu Zulu)